Columbus All Veterans Job Fair

This event took place on November 3, 2016 at The Fawcett Center in Columbus, OH.

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65 employers focus on hiring veterans at Ohio Stadium

“COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Employers from 65 companies will be hoping to hire veterans at RecruitMilitary’s job fair on Thursday. The job fair will help veterans who are transitioning from active duty to civilian life. This is RecruitMilitary’s largest job fair in Columbus with 400 veterans already signed up.”

The Hire More Heroes Act is misguided. There is no veterans’ unemployment crisis.

“Americans may be shocked to learn that there is no veterans’ unemployment crisis. The unemployment rate in 2014 for post-9/11 veterans was 7.2 percent, the lowest level in seven years of tracking these veterans. ”

Military Job Fair Caters To Hundreds Of Veterans

“COLUMBUS, Ohio - It is a job fair at the Aladdin Shrine Center, but not just any job fair. It is specifically for those who watch out for our country, military veterans. "When you hire a veteran you get someone with leadership and management skills," said Sgt. Joe Lewis. ”

What Government Should Actually Do To Support Veterans' Employment

“The latest crisis at the Department of Veterans Affairs has called into question again the proper role of government in the care of our veterans. Whereas healthcare is clearly in shambles, veterans’ employment is another realm in which well-meaning government involvement has been inefficient at best and ineffective or counterproductive at worst. ”

Employment and Returning Veterans

“Peter Gudmundsson talked about the availability of jobs for returning service members.”

Beyond Altruism

“Among the fondest memories Peter Gudmundsson ’85 has of his three years as an active-duty U.S. Marine officer was the time in 1987 when, off the coast of Vietnam, he stood on the deck of a U.S. Navy ship looking up at the Soviet planes flying overhead. What was particularly memorable, he says, was not the plane flying overhead, but the reaction of the men in his platoon”

Money For Lunch

“Money for Lunch host Bert Martinez interviewed Peter Gudmundsson. Discussed veteran hiring.”

Helping veterans overcome job search challenges

“Mike Rollins is featured on America Now. Recently, America Now visited a RecruitMilitary job fair held at the Hurst Conference Center in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. ”

TN veterans face tough battle to find employment

“By Naomi Snyder Terry Pack was an aircraft mechanic serving in the Army in Iraq, spending two of the last six years in combat overseas. Now that he's done his service for the country, he can't even get a job doing oil changes at Sears. "It's tough,'' said the unemployed Clarksville veteran, who was honorably discharged in January. "I've been looking for any job." A congressional hea...”

Veterans and Jobs

“Matt Murphy, RecruitMilitary's Senior VP of Business Development and Sales is a guest on Washington Journal to talk about a recent report that shows the jobless rate for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is over eleven percent. He talks about connecting employers, educational institutions, and franchisors to veterans because of their character, skills and training, diversity, and securi...”

When attendees registered for the Columbus All Veterans Job Fair, we asked them to let us know what fields they are interested in. The table below is a breakdown of those interests.

Interest Attendee Count Percentage
Government 115 40%
Management/Supervision 92 32%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 74 26%
Human Resources 60 21%
Law Enforcement / Security 56 19%
Administrative / Clerical 52 18%
Quality Assurance / Safety 51 18%
Business / Strategic Management 51 18%
Project / Program Management 48 17%
Education / Training 47 16%
Manufacturing / Operations 47 16%
Customer Support / Client Care 42 14%
IT / Software Development 38 13%
Medical / Health 35 12%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 34 12%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 34 12%
Sales / Business Development 34 12%
Construction / Trades 32 11%
Field Service 31 11%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 30 10%
Marketing / Product Management 30 10%
Other 24 8%
Electronics 23 8%
Aviation / Aerospace 22 7%
Food Services / Hospitality 20 7%
Biotech / R&D / Science 20 7%
Part-time 19 6%
Retail 19 6%
Engineering 13 4%
Creative / Design 12 4%
Legal 11 3%
Editorial / Writing 11 3%
RecruitMilitary has held 11 events in Columbus, drawing 2,331 attendees and 494 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

Great event with a wide variety of vendors that were open, receptive, and friendly to servicemembers.
Columbus Career Fair -- USAF veteran - E-7
Overall a great experience. I think if you missed it, you missed out.
Columbus Career Fair -- Army Veteran - E-6
I always look forward to attending the RecruitMilitary Expo! Everyone is so helpful and friendly, and the quantity and quality of candidates are always excellent!
Columbus Career Fair -- Health & Medical Industry Recruiter
The candidates were very professional and more prepared than previous general job fairs we have attended.
Columbus Career Fair -- Staffing Industry Recruiter
The Career Fair was an excellent event. Well advertised, well organized and well worth attending. Thanks!
Columbus Career Fair -- Marine & Army O-4
I was very impressed by the staff, the set up, and turn out. The event was very well organized and it was apparent that there was a great deal of positive marketing efforts involved.
Columbus Career Fair -- Transportation & Logistics Recruiter
Time well spent. Very organized. RecruitMilitary's career fairs are consistently high quality and provides the BEST career fair experience!
11/3/16 Columbus Career Fair -- Financial Services Recruiter
It was outstanding! The number of employers and the number of people who showed up was much greater than other shows we have attended.
11/3/16 Columbus Career Fair -- Law Enforcement and Security Recruiter
I wasn't having any luck searching for a position on my own. I had been looking for months and couldn't get an interview. I went to the career fair on Thursday and got a call for an interview on Monday!!
11/3/16 Columbus Career Fair -- Air Force E-6
A great place to meet talent acquisition professionals and to see if there is a mutual interest in going forward.
11/3/16 Columbus Career Fair -- Navy 0-5

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